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IKTVA program takes another huge stride


The massive 3,500 ton offshore platform is a milestone for Saudi Aramco's strategy to develop its offshore oil resources and for the IKTVA program.


Saudi Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add Program (IKTVA) continues to go from strength to strength with the announcement of the completion of the largest offshore tie-in platform ever constructed in Saudi Arabia.

The completion of the fabrication of the huge Marham TP-9 Deck is part of the Saudi Aramco’s Offshore Maintain Potential Program. This covers the fabrication and installation of four oil producing platforms and associated pipelines and power cables. The project was completed in collaboration with the company’s Offshore Projects Department (OPD).

A ceremony to mark the milestone event in Saudi Aramco’s IKTVA program saw the company’s senior vice president of Technical Services, Ahmed A. Al-Saadi, praise the capabilities of in-Kingdom manufacturers.

“The completion of the massive 3,500 tons structure represents a major milestone for Saudi Aramco’s strategy to develop its offshore oil resources and to sustain the in-Kingdom manufacturing capabilities. This is the biggest offshore structure to have been fabricated to date in Saudi Arabia, and a major proof of the high level of technical competency and capability that in-Kingdom manufacturers have achieved,” Al-Saadi said. 

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